Credit Card Glossary: Terms and Definitions
Confused by credit card terms? CreditCards.com's glossary of credit card definitions will help. From account holder to Regulation Z, we have defined the most-common and most-confusing credit card terms.
- Delinquent account
- In everyday use, any account past due is a delinquent account. But in the credit card industry, a card issuer usually will not report an account as delinquent until at least 30 days have gone past the due date during which the cardholder has not made at least a minimum payment.